Piercel de Saint-Jacques E.

Cognac 1802 Piercel de Saint-Jacques E.

Napoléon, Réserve, Grande Fine Champagne

Provenance: Christies, 4/20/1980

Cognac 1802 Piercel de Saint-Jacques E. (7604)
This product comes from the Champagne province (France). Pierre Célestin of the House of Saint Jacques was the offical supplier of this 1802 cognac for the emperor Napoleon I. Napoleon divides France in to a Roman model. End 1799 to end 1804 he is the head of the Consulate, afterwards he becomes emperor. Just like the Roman emperors he himself appoints members that approve his decisions. 1802: Napoleon Bonaparte establishes the French Légion d'honneur (Legion of Honour).That is a French order (honour). The Order is the highest decoration in France. By the Law of 20 May 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte reinstates slavery in the French colonies, revoking its abolition in the French Revolution. At West Point, New York the United States Military Academy opens in 1802 and has the longest continuous service of any United States military installation and is the nation's oldest military academy.
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Vintage 1802
Alcohol 39.0 %
Button Glass shoulder button
Classification Napoléon
Packaging No casing
Region Grande Fine Champagne
Size 70 cl

Cognac

Renowned throughout the world, the production of Cognac has been regulated by its very own AOC since 1909. Only liqueurs from eaux-de-vie made from crus from the controlled appellation area of Cognac can be labelled as such. This liqueur must be distilled and aged on-site in compliance with authorised techniques: double distillation in a copper Charentais still, ageing in oak barrels for a set minimum ageing period.

A good Cognac is subjected to a complex manufacturing process. It is never made from the eau-de-vie of a single cru, but from a `marriage' of eaux-de-vie that vary in age and cru - some as old as a hundred. To establish the age of a Cognac, only the number of years spent in oak casks or barrels are taken into account. As soon as an eau-de-vie is decanted into a glass recipient, it ceases to age. The longer it is left to age, the more a Cognac gains in complexity, fragrance, aromas and taste (spiced, pepper and cinnamon flavours).

Please note that only Cognacs made exclusively from Petite and Grande Champagne (50% minimum) can use the "Fine Champagne" appellation.

Piercel de Saint-Jacques E.

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